Milt Jackson

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Birthday
1, 1923
Birthplace
Detroit, MI
Death Date
Oct 9, 1999 (76)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
1, 1923
Birthplace
Detroit, MI
Death Date
Oct 9, 1999 (76)

About

American jazz musician remembered for his proficiency on the vibraphone. He was a founding member of a group called the Modern Jazz Quartet.

Before Fame

His early jazz recordings include such albums as Wizard of the Vibes and Meet Milt Jackson.

Trivia

He composed a piece called "Bags' Groove" that became a jazz standard.

Family Life

He was born in Detroit, Michigan, and he later lived in Teaneck, New Jersey and New York City.

Associated With

Before forming the Modern Jazz Quartet, he played with trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie's famous big band.

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